murders in american history for the first time this morning. >> james holmes will make his first court appearance. we have team coverage this morning beginning in aurora, colorado. >> more than 10,000 people gathered to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us and helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl. a navy saiilor. an air force reservist. two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives were cut short. the president talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as representative of the entire country and let them know that we're thinking about them at this moment and we will continue to think about them each and every day. >> the suspect, james holmes, today will be advised of his rights. the judge will set a date for the formal filing of charges. this is the start of a legal process that will take months. >> we will convict him, yes. >> at issue is whether the death penalty will be chosen.